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CREATE-it with Christina at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Customize your own frame at our next CREATE-it with Christina event! Credits: Christina Vines
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Lots of fun was had at our Teen Holiday Party on Dec. 10. We hope you'll join us at our next teen event! Credits: Pamela Brooks
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Teens, are you still looking for that perfect present? Give something handmade - customize your own frame! This event will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at 3:30pm.

Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to join us for CREATE-it with Christina each month to learn how to turn generic household items into cool and crafty art. Registration is preferred so we have enough materials, but feel free to stop by and see what it's all about.

This program is free and open to all interested teen participants. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library’s website: http://www.scotlib.org or by phone: 908-322-5007, x.204 or e-mail library@scotlib.org

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.

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Dear Editor:

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Wed, July 18, 6:00 PM

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Wed, July 25, 6:00 PM

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